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Old 10-22-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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Screen Resolution


Hi Guys

this seems strange to me, but then again it involves a computer so therefore it should be expected really..

I have logged in as root and changed the screen resolution to 1024X768, my problem is that the root login and my other login screen is not correct I lose the taskbars at the top and bottom and gave gained two white lines that nearly go across the screen but the bottom one is half way down the screen..heres the strange bit-----my wifes login it works perfectly and the screen is the correct size...any ideas anyone???

confused of yorkshire

Paul
 
Old 10-22-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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my wifes login it works perfectly and the screen is the correct size
You could bump off your wifes and use their accounts.
On my FC4 box, I right click on the desktop area and select: Configure Desktop...
In the Display section, I can set the Screen Size:
On my systems, I usually set that to 1024 x 768
 
Old 10-23-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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Wink

Thanks Homey

actually what I did was to delete my normal account ( I have only just set it up so there was nothing worth keeping) and strated my own account again...lo and behold it now also shows the correct size screen... I think i will take my losses and leave it as only the root login has the funny screen size and change it bak to 800 X 600 if I have to do anything that purely requires a root login.

thanks for the reply anyway

Paul

I dont suppose it is possible to delete the root account ans start that back up again is there without having to reload everything?


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Old 10-23-2005, 01:27 PM   #4
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I dont suppose it is possible to delete the root account ans start that back up again is there without having to reload everything?
Don't try to remove the root account!
You can reset the root desktop settings by recreating the /root folder.
For example:
At the grub menu, get into single user mode ( init 1 ) .
You do that by typing e ( edit ) and add init 1 to the end of the kernel line.
When booted up in level 1 , run these commands:
rm -rf /root
mkdir root
reboot

That should get you back to a clean desktop.
If you are nervous about doing that, you can move the old /root to someplace safe so you could restore it if need be ( in single mode ) ....
cd /home
mv /root .


The restore command would then be ....
mv /home/root .
 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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Which window manager are you using. If it is KDE, you might try deleting the /root/.kde/ directory rather that the entire /root/ directory.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 02:41 AM   #6
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Thanks Homey
actually I was only really joking about deleting the root account, many thanks for the suggestions though I will give them a try later on.

Thanks jschiwal
I am using Gnome at the moment, havnt really had time to look at all the interfaces to see which one I like the most yet.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hi Homey

worked like a dream, everything is working as it should now, could you answer me a small question please?

I am new to linux command line functions, but have some experience with dos, so I understand a few commands
I realise that "rm" is remove but the attributes "-rf" to the command I dont know could you explain please?

once again many thanks

Paul
 
Old 10-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #8
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Glad you got it going!

The -f is force
Then -r is recursive You need this to remove directories which may not be empty.

There is also the command: rmdir
 
  


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